by Jake Thompson

Why I Compete: Lindsay Cappotelli

I compete to be strong, physically and mentally, and to be able to ...

I compete to be strong, physically and mentally, and to be able to move and play and serve others to the best of my ability.

1. Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m Lindsay, from Louisville, Kentucky. I am a personal trainer. 

2. What’s a typical day look like for you?

A typical day for me usually goes like this: wake up, eat breakfast, and read my devotional. Then I have my coffee while checking emails and social media sites. After that, I head to the gym for my workout. I come home for a few hours and clean, do my Bible reading, and walk my dog, and then I head to the gym where I train clients for the rest of the evening. After, that, I just bum it on the couch watching TV with my hubby for a couple hours before bed!

3. How did you get started on your current fitness journey?

I started lifting weights when I was about 13 years old. My dad wanted me to strengthen my arm since I was a softball pitcher, so he gave me a set of 5 pound dumbbells and showed me some exercises to do. It was love at first rep! I I was instantly hooked to weight training and the way it made me feel and look, and I haven’t stopped since! I still love the weights and strive to get stronger and continually challenge myself. My passion for health and fitness led me to get a degree in Exercise Science and a career as a personal trainer, so that I can share my love for the weights with others!

4. What’s one goal you’re currently training for?

I am always trying to get stronger at squats, deadlifts, and bench press! Right now my goal is to get a 300 pound deadlift,and I’m also hoping to add some muscle to my legs.

5. What’s one life goal you’re currently pursuing outside of fitness?

My main goal in life is simply to grow closer to God and to live out my faith through my words and actions, by serving and loving people, and having a positive impact on the lives of others.

6. What does it mean to you to Compete Every Day?

To me, it means to wake up every day with purpose, striving to be a better person and to make a positive impact on the world in some way. To Compete Every Day means to grow and challenge and push yourself to do things you never thought you could do.

7. What is one obstacle you are proud you’ve overcome on your journey?

Just the fact that I am a personal trainer is something I’m proud of. I was always an extremely shy person and almost didn’t take a job as a trainer because I was so scared. But I stuck with it and have really grown and come so far since then, doing something I never thought I’d be able to do. I’m also really proud of myself for doing a powerlifting and a CrossFit competition – things that were totally out of my comfort zone!

8. What/who do you compete for?

I simply compete for my life, both now and in the future. I compete to be strong, physically and mentally, and to be able to move and play and serve others to the best of my ability. I compete to be the best version of myself that I can be and to become better every day. 

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